It is said that necessity is the mother of all invention – and we need look no further than the travel industry to see this proverb in practice.
Social travel sites are screaming for attention – but industry and consumers are not really listening
For years we have watched as startup after startup has attempted to marry social media and travel into a profitable, or even just a revenue-generating business model.
I recognize that as a technologist it’s easy for me to get caught up in the latest and greatest new technologies and apparent innovation sweeping across the industry.
Earlier this month, Google announced that it would begin penalizing websites that did not offer a good mobile experience for smartphone users.
Did you hear? Even Groupon is moving away from the daily deal business.
Imagine yourself walking into a grocery store. The shelves are stocked full of brightly labeled cans and boxes of goods. You gaze in awe at the vast selection of product.
The US government recently released its first progress report since launching its ambitious plan to brand America and grow visitor numbers to the country.
Ask anyone who has worked with a variety of tour and activity operators and they will probably tell you that there are as many ways of doing business as there are operators.
Last week, authorities in the US filed a lawsuit against Wyndham Worldwide, claiming the company and three subsidiaries failed to protect sensitive customer credit card data.
For years we’ve been told that “this year will be the year of mobile”. Unfortunately, for many of us, this tiresome line became mundane and predictable years ago.